Exploration Into The Techonological Involvement In Traditional Craftsmanship

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Katana Magazine

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Editorial & Layout Design, Research Report, Print Design, Typography, Art direction

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The Katana book discusses the technological involvement in Japanese Swords making and the importance of traditional craftsmanship. Through the form of academic writing, Katana investigates into the history of Japanese swords making, researching into authenticity and craftsmanship of traditional craft. Through three different case studies such as; "Sumisaya" the 3D printed case for Katana, Japan's 3D printed sword handle for 2012 Olympics and finally James Stewart's deep relationship with printed and hand sculpted pieces. Katana concludes that in the age of the the overlapping of traditional craftsmanship and technological enlightenment, technology is simply a tool and it should be seen as a collaboration to infinite possibilities. 

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